The woman and the chicken.

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Photo and caption by Ingetje Tadros

The Paroja tribe is broadly divided into two sections, the Bada Paroja and the Sana Paroja. The major distinction is that the Bada Paroja follows the Hindu tradition of not eating beef and buffalo meat and observe elaborate purification rituals. The Sana Paroja do not follow this tradition and eat both these animals. The Paroja have exogamous totemic clans. All members of the clans believe in their common mythological origin and therefore marriage between members of the same clans is prohibited. Koraput district, Orissa, India, 2011.

Location: Koraput district in Orissa, India

 

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